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Members are complaining about the off-topics board, how should it be changed?

Keep off-topics the way it is, members can freely opt in and opt out
168 (58.9%)
Keep off-topics the way it is but make all members opt in again
11 (3.9%)
Make off topics by request and approval only, you would have to request membership
13 (4.6%)
Remove off-topics from the forum completely
37 (13%)
I really don't care what happens with off-topics
31 (10.9%)
Off Topics has the same rules as the rest of the forum
25 (8.8%)

Total Members Voted: 285

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Offline Wenatcheejay

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The problem in all seriousness is that this site will never please the Democrat majority in Western Wa. It will not please RINO, Libertarian, or Republicans. It will never please the Hunting Purists, the Grammar Nazi's, the Ethical Thought police, LE, Anti-LE, Anti-Natives, or, the majority in the middle. It should not try to.

The reason is that this site is only what we add to it. We all add our perception and experience. It does not exist to please any factions or group. It exists to expand Hunting/Outdoor/Firearms and Weapons/and Politics related topics and interests in Washington and beyond.

There isn't just OT,  there is another whole section for politics, and outdoor advocacy. Think General Politics don't relate to these topics as a whole? Come on, it does. I am serious about people being banned from OFF TOPIC for wanting it desolved. If it is so despised that a person wants it banned what could they offer that isn't toxic? Are they are so toxic they can't not log in. Knowing they can't handle it, how unstable is That?

I spent a long time in the past saying we shouldn't eat our own. I was and am probably in the minority if not a lone voice. I accept that. But, I will say again, you are free to self ban. You are free to only sit at the campfires you like here. You don't need a daddy or a babysitter. 
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The problem in all seriousness is that this site will never please the Democrat majority in Western Wa. It will not please RINO, Libertarian, or Republicans. It will never please the Hunting Purists, the Grammar Nazi's, the Ethical Thought police, LE, Anti-LE, Anti-Natives, or, the majority in the middle. It should not try to.

The reason is that this site is only what we add to it. We all add our perception and experience. It does not exist to please any factions or group. It exists to expand Hunting/Outdoor/Firearms and Weapons/and Politics related topics and interests in Washington and beyond.

There isn't just OT,  there is another whole section for politics, and outdoor advocacy. Think General Politics don't relate to these topics as a whole? Come on, it does. I am serious about people being banned from OFF TOPIC for wanting it desolved. If it is so despised that a person wants it banned what could they offer that isn't toxic? Are they are so toxic they can't not log in. Knowing they can't handle it, how unstable is That?

I spent a long time in the past saying we shouldn't eat our own. I was and am probably in the minority if not a lone voice. I accept that. But, I will say again, you are free to self ban. You are free to only sit at the campfires you like here. You don't need a daddy or a babysitter.

It comes back to what the left wants. More regulation, more rules, nanny state. They want the same for the site.

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The vast majority has surely spoken with silence
22127 members total and only 246 votes total in this poll
So 21881 members either don't care, can handle it or???
Complacent is my guess  8)
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I voted to keep it the way it is.If you don't like it just ignore it
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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
That is a interesting thought since I use Tapatalk too.  I saw the poll and got on a computer for it.
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I originally joined because I love hunting in Washington. This site changed and jaded me pretty quickly.  There is a lot of ill will and down right hatred on this site.  Eye opening and  troubling, especially if you factor in the sad state of affairs the wdfw is in. The reality is huntwa is a good ol boys club and not a place for Indians. That said I willingly signed on but have given up on any thought of a symbiotic coexistence.

I agree there are those who are hard core anti-native. But you are sadly mistaken if you think everyone on the forum is that way. By thinking that way you are no better than the ones you are complaining about! I hope you will just give that a little thought? :twocents:
I stated my perception and perception is my reality.  Not really "complaining". I'm not better than any of the good ol' boys, just not one of them.  The hatred stings even if it is a minority of the membership, it's a very vocal minority.  This includes some of the mods, bobcat and jackelope are real quick to attack native issues with a prejudice that runs deep. I guess at the end of the day it falls more into the square peg round hole category and I'm nobody to wage a valid opinion when it's your game and rules.  There is very little common ground here.  It is not just with natives though, hunters will be there own worst enemy and cannibalize worse than any other interest group that i can think of,  with so much at stake.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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POLL: Members are complaining about the off-topics, how should it be changed?
« Reply #203 on: August 13, 2017, 08:10:27 AM »
I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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You can just hit the "web view" tab in the drop down at the top right of your screen and vote from there.

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I agree with some the frustration of a good topic getting moved to OT due to the rants of some. Why can't they be moderated and the same topic be opened again in OT for the rants, while keeping the good discussion on hunting open elsewhere. I like to read the points of view folks have on certain items, however when a few folks take over the thread to air their thoughts for pages and pages, I quickly loose interest, or worst yet, the whole thread is moved to OT so everyone can get their licks in. I'd like to see the original thread kept open in it's original locations and the rants get pushed.
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OT is basically the section where two people in particular focus solely on posting as many links as possible to the most obscure political websites not yet known to man. Other than that I'm not sure what else happens  :chuckle:

Oh wait, bets for .22 bricks are made there as well.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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You can just hit the "web view" tab in the drop down at the top right of your screen and vote from there.


I never knew that. Just tried it and it only takes me to page 1 of the thread, in tapatalk, with no poll.

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OT is basically the section where two people in particular focus solely on posting as many links as possible to the most obscure political websites not yet known to man. Other than that I'm not sure what else happens  :chuckle:

Oh wait, bets for .22 bricks are made there as well.
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Boy howdy, ain't that the truth!!!
So, I tried to find it, but couldn't..... how do you opt out of random, I mean off topics?
Honestly, can't figure it out on my phone...

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So, I tried to find it, but couldn't..... how do you opt out of random, I mean off topics?
Honestly, can't figure it out on my phone...

On the right side, click on "Group Memberships."

Probably can't do it if you're using the Tapatalk app.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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You can just hit the "web view" tab in the drop down at the top right of your screen and vote from there.


I never knew that. Just tried it and it only takes me to page 1 of the thread, in tapatalk, with no poll.

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I tried it to and same thing.   No poll.  Did you have an Android phone?   Maybe a difference between the iPhone app and Android app.

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